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HER Number:MDV43229
Name:Structure within enclosure on the east side of Tunhill Rocks

Summary

Stoney feature within enclosure; to the north of the large hut excavated in the late 19th century. Survey in 2015 has confirmed this is not a hut circle, although it has been identified as such in the past.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 731 757
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/22/3
  • Old SAM County Ref: 353

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • STRUCTURE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

National Monument Record, 1977, SX7375, 4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV308312.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish (Report - Survey). SDV337078.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Hut circle visible and recorded.


Fletcher, M. J., 1991, Blackslade Down features (Worksheet). SDV303118.

Excavated hut circle, visible as horseshoe shaped wall enclosing an area 2.9 metres by 2.2 metres with open end on south-western side. Three stoney mounds lying in east part are probably stone clearance or excavation spoil heaps.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Small oval feature shown on aerial photograph.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 17-19, figure 14 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Survey of this enclosure has confirmed that this feature is not a hut circle.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, RT57 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 15/08/2019. Although this feature was not part of the PAL project it was recorded as it was so close to the enclosure and hut being surveyed. A well defined oblong structure with a small covering of bracken but in good condition

Sources / Further Reading

SDV303118Worksheet: Fletcher, M. J.. 1991. Blackslade Down features. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV308312Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. SX7375. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 4.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 17-19, figure 14. [Mapped feature: #91643 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT57.

Associated Monuments

MDV7438Part of: Hut Circle Settlement on the east side of Tunhill Rocks (Monument)
MDV43228Related to: Hut circle within enclosure on the east side of Tunhill Rocks (Monument)
MDV26974Related to: Parallel reaves around Pil Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2019 5:15PM